Running Head : Intergroup Schadenfreude Malicious Pleasure : Schadenfreude at the Suffering of Another Group

  • Colin Wayne Leach Russell Spears Nyla R. Branscombe Bertjan Doosje
  • Published 2005


Two studies examined intergroup schadenfreude -malicious pleasure at an outgroup’s misfortune. Study 1 showed that schadenfreude regarding a German loss in soccer was increased by interest in soccer and threats of Dutch inferiority. The effect of inferiority threat was especially strong for participants less interested in soccer, as the more interested… (More)


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